POSTER CONTEST WINNER
The winner of this year's poster contest is K.S. Brenowitz, an illustrator and writer from Silver Spring, MD. Brenowitz was awarded a $300 prize for her winning design by Omar Lazo, owner of Los Chorros restaurant and Angel Ramos, manager of IHOP in Wheaton on behalf of owner Willam Moore. Lazo and Moore are lifelong Wheaton residents and founding sponsors of the Wheaton Arts Parade. As part of the prize, Los Chorros and IHOP also donated $100 to Albert Einstein High School for art supplies.
The contest was open to all Montgomery County residents. Contestants were asked to create a design that celebrates Wheaton's diverse cultures and the fun-filled spirit of a parade and art festival. Brenowitz also incorporated a tetrahedron pyramid in their design that has become somewhat of an emblem for the parade especially after the 2020 Path of Pyramids. After their design was selected, Brenowitz worked with WAP designer Josue Martinez of Corinto Gallery to adapt the design for the poster and other promotional materials.
"I am an artist specializing in ink and collages made with gum wrappers, glue, and the stuff people throw out. The concept behind the poster design was to give motion through brush pens and organic forms." - K.S. Brenowitz
You can see more of Brenowitz's work at their website.